United States




the US Government Shutdown: Anniversary marred by Chaos - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Donald Trump’s anniversary is marked by the turbulence and division - that defines his term !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with a government shutdown !!!! - and protests in the cities across the country !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US Government goes into shutdown !!!! - up to 800,000 federal workers are told to stay home !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "after the White House and Congress fails to strike a compromise - on a government spending bill !!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Democrats blame Trump - for walking away from a compromise !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, alluds to a Trump tweet - saying a shutdown is good for the country !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mr Trump - your wish comes true !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "you win the shutdown !!!! - the shutdown is all yours !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "on Saturday, Senator Chuck Schumer said - dealing with Trump is !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "like negotiating with Jello !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "because he can’t stick - to the terms !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Obama: the Adoption of clean Energy in the US is irreversible - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Barack Obama is increasing the pressure - not to back away from the core strategies to fight climate !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the adoption of clean energy in the US - is irreversible !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the truth is, that climate is not a partisan issue - it’s an issue that all of us must care about, regardless of political affiliation !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we must keep up our work - on improving energy efficiency !!!! - and inventing - new energy sources !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "every person on the planet !!!!!! - has an interest !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in making sure - that transition happens as quickly as possible !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Obama: US$ 320bn Plan to help struggling Middle Class - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Barack Obama presents a three-point plan - to help struggling American families !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it proposes raising about US$ 320bn additional revenue !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "by increasing capital gains and dividends rates to 28% - for wealthy couples with more than US$ 500,000 in annual income  !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "by closing loopholes - by which the rich could avoid tax !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and by introducing a new fee on bigger banks - and financial services companies !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that money would be used - to allow people not covered by company pension plans to save for retirement !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as well as paid sick leave !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and two years of free community college - for those who qualify !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Washington has to Change
- the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Barack Obama repeats his appeal - for greater co-operation between political parties in Washington !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the aftermath of the government shutdown - and the national debt crisis !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • ""no winners" have emerged - from the political drama !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "at a time when our economy - needs more growth and more jobs !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the manufactured crises actually - harms jobs and growth !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the way business is done in Washington - has to change !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shutdown Crisis - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the US federal government gradually comes back to life - after a 16-day shutdown !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Republican rancour over the budget deal boils over with accusations - that hardliners in the party trashes their reputation !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and hands a gift - to their political opponents !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Republican high-risk strategy - of forcing the shutdown !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "brings the US - close to defaulting on its debt !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "John McCain says - this is a terrible idea !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senate narrowly passes Budget
- the Guardian
: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the Democratic plan - seeks to raise nearly US$ 1tn in new tax revenues - by closing some tax breaks for the wealthy !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Democrats' plan aims to reduce deficits by US$ 1.85tn - over 10 years !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "through an equal mix of tax increases - and spending cuts !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Republican plan aims to reach a small surplus by 2023 - through deep cuts to health care and social programs !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that aid the poor !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sequestration Cuts - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the Office of Management and Budget - has compiled an official report on the breakdown of the US$ 85bn cuts package !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the document reveals a detailed list - of how the cuts will hurt spending at every level of government !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it shows that research spending - at the department of agriculture is hitted by US$ 55m of cuts !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "while US$ 150m goes from the immigration system at the department of homeland security !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Pentagon faces widespread cuts !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is losing some US$ 2.6bn from its defense health program - and US$ 3.4bn dollars from the navy's operation and maintenance budget  !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the army faces losing US$ 4.6bn from its equivalent budget !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Obama warns of a "ripple effect" - through the American economy !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boehner is forced to withdraw Fiscal Cliff Bill - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "John Boehner leaves a meeting with House Republicans - after they call off plans to vote on the Fiscal Cliff proposals !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Republican House Speaker John Boehner - is publicly humiliated !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "unable to command enough support - to secure passage of the bill !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "tea party-backed members are unable - to stomach the prospect of voting for any tax rise !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "even for those earning - US$ 1m or more !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Obama warns of 'Scrooge Christmas' - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Barack Obama warns of scrooge Christmas - for the US !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "just a handful of Republicans in Congress - hold middle-class tax cuts hostage !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "simply because they do not want - tax rates !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "on upper-income folks - to go up !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- Capital: Washington -
USG = Government of the United States ]


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Financial Reform - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09LONDON1828

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  • "UK interlocutors all stressed the need - for regulatory convergence between Europe and the US !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "warning that without greater engagement by the US - the risk of regulatory arbitrage increases exponentially"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US is seen as trying to protect - its own self interest !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Finance Director Pickford raised concern - about the insufficient attention given to the winding down of failing firms !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "there is not yet - a global plan !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for dealing with another Lehman-like collapse !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "global firms should not write their own wills !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "if they don't do so voluntarily"

 

 

 

 

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  • "G20 governments must require this - from systemically important firms !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US Interests - US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08STATE123907

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  • "US bilateral investment treaties, BIT - and investment chapters of US free trade agreements, FTAs !"

 


 

 

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  • "incorporate the principles of - national treatment !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "non-discrimination !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "liberal capital transfer !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "prompt and adequate compensation - in the event of an expropriation  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "adequate dispute settlement mechanisms - and avoidance of trade-distorting performance requirements  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US Interests - US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08STATE18374

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  • "the Doha Round launched by the WTO, World Trade Organization - is the United States's top priority !!!"

 


 

 

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  • "services, agriculture - and industrial goods !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "are the three core market-access negotiating groups for us !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for the US, the Doha package - must include !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "significant commitments from WTO members - in our target sectors:  !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "financial services, telecommunications - express delivery !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "computer, distribution - and energy services !!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US Exports - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09STATE31659

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  • "a robust global economy - is necessary to support US exports !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "export growth was responsible for half - of US economic growth !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "these exports depend crucially on economic growth - in our trading partners !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "as the economies of our trading partners have faltered - our exports have declined !!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Climate
- US cable - 2008:
LINK ¤ 08STATE24257

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  • "recent developments indicate - that the European Union may !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in upcoming negotiations - press other developed countries !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to take on similar absolute reductions - to which the EU has committed !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to 20 to 30 percent - by 2020 or 2025 !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US wishes to send a clear signal to the EU - that this would undermine our international participation !!!!"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Financial Crisis - US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08BRASILIA1299

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  • "President Lula criticizes the United States - for a lack of financial regulation !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a global regulatory body - is needed !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the situation is the result - of "casino-type" deregulatory practices in the US !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the crisis has proven market fundamentalists wrong !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and demonstrated the need for state interventions !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "especially those at the heart of the crisis - can correct the disorder !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that spreads throughout the global financial markets !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barack Obama - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09STATE123222

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  • "all told - the cost of the wars in Iraq - and Afghanistan !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "approaches a trillion dollars - for the US !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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International Renewable Energy Agency - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09STATE59969

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  • "in a change to our prior position !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the United States are carefully considering !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "joining the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for clean energy - and climate protection !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dodd-Frank - Wall Street Reform
- Barack Obama: LINK ¤ DODD-FRANK

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  • "it is a crisis born of a failure of responsibility - from certain corners of Wall Street !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for years, the financial sector of the US - was governed by antiquated and poorly enforced rules !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that allowed some - to game the system !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and take risks - that endangers the entire economy of the US !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this reform is designed to make sure - that everybody follows the same set of rules !!!!!!"

 

 


 

 

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  • "to wind a large financial institution down - without endangering the broader economy !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Osawatomie Speech - Barack Obama: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "what's at stake is whether the US will be a country - where working people can earn enough ?!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to raise a family, build a modest savings - own a home, secure their retirement !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "over the last decade the incomes - of most Americans !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "have actually fallen - by about 6% !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "now, in the midst of this debate - there are some who seem to be suffering from a kind of amnesia  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "after all that's happened - after the worst economic crisis !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they want to return - to the same practices !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that got us - into this mess !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 


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  • "this country succeeds - when everyone gets a fair shot !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and when everyone - plays by the same rules !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shutdown in den USA - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "am Wochenende tritt in den USA der "Shutdown" in Kraft !! - weite Teile der US-Regierung und des öffentlichen Dienstes stehen still  !!"

 

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  • "rund 800.000 Beamte bleiben ab Montag zu Hause - ohne Bezahlung  !"

 

 

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  • "als die Verhandlungen am Freitag ergebnislos enden - wirft Chuck Schumer, die Nummer eins der Demokratischen Partei im Senat"

 

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  • "der Republikanischen Partei unseriöses Verhalten vor: über Nacht haben sie gekippt, worauf man sich schon geeinigt hatte  !"

 

 

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  • "Trump ist ein Wackelpudding !!!"

 

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  • "der Mann hat es geradezu zur Kunstform entwickelt - bereits getroffene Abmachungen platzen zu lassen !!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US-Budgetstreit beendet: Schaden auf 24 Milliarden geschätzt - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "der drohende Staatsbankrott der USA ist vorerst abgewendet !!"

 

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  • "nach dem Senat hat auch das Repräsentantenhaus für einen Gesetzentwurf gestimmt - der eine Erhöhung des Schuldenlimits für die Regierung vorsieht"

 

 

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  • "damit ist auch der seit 16 Tagen andauernde Verwaltungsstillstand der US-Bundesbehörden"

 

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  • "Government Shutdown - offiziell beendet !"

 

 

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  • "die Zustimmung des US-Kongresses erfolgt nicht einmal zwei Stunden vor Erreichen jenes Schuldenlimits von 16,7 Billionen Dollar"

 

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  • "ab dem den USA die Zahlungsunfähigkeit droht !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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Obama prangert wachsende soziale Kluft an - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "Barack Obama prangert die wachsende soziale Kluft in den USA an !!!"

 

 

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  • "der Kampf der Mittelklasse gegen den sozialen Abstieg - ist die entscheidende Frage unserer Zeit !!!"


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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